La. man gets 20 years for rape of 11-year-old
By Jennifer Lenain
Feb 5, 2013, 19:06
A Louisiana man - already serving a life sentence for rape - got an additional 20-year sentence in Hancock County this week for his assault on an 11-year-old girl.
On Monday, Judge John C. Gargiulo sentenced Christopher Speihler, 31, of Slidell, to 20 years in prison for statutory rape.
On April 23, 2010, Speihler assisted the girl in running away from her home, then-Hancock County Sheriff Steve Garber said in 2010.
Speihler sexually assaulted the girl and drove her across the Louisiana state line, where he abandoned her at a Chevron gas station on Highway 603, Garber said.
After being left at the gas station, the girl was then picked up by Sean Anthony Robertson, 24, of Waveland, then-Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker said in 2010.
Robertson drove the girl to his residence in Waveland, where he also sexually assaulted her, Parker said.
Robertson pled guilty to one count of statutory rape and in October 2011, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, 10 being suspended, leaving 15 years for him to serve.
Upon being released, Robertson must register with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety as a sex offender and will be required to serve four years' probation.
Robertson is currently serving his sentence at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian with a tentative release date of April 24, 2025.
Speihler accepted a deal on Monday and was convicted of one count of statutory rape.
Speihler will have to serve 20 years that will run concurrent with previous convictions in Louisiana.
Speihler's other convictions and sentences include: Serving life for aggravated rape, five years for each one of 19 counts of child pornography; and five years for one count of simple kidnapping, Assistant District Attorney Matthew Burrell said.
"He's a bad one," Burrell said.
Speihler is currently housed in the Hancock County jail awaiting transport to serve the remainder of his sentence in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.